Redeemer Residence Inc.
This 127-bed nursing home has an Overall rating of “much below average,” according to Medicare’s most recent annual report. Medicare has also rated Redeemer Residence as “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating, and “below average” for its Staffing rating. Compared to the average number of deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes in 2012 (6.8), the government cited Redeemer Residence with 16 health deficiencies in its December 2012 inspection, and 10 deficiencies for both the February 2012 and March 2011 inspections. These deficiencies include Redeemer Residence’s:
- Failure to provide care by qualified persons according to each resident’s written plan of care;
- Failure to ensure that residents receive treatment and services that improve the ability to care for themselves;
- Failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bedsores;
- Failure to make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, and that the residents receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function;
- Failure to develop a complete care plan that meets all of a resident’s needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured;
- Failure to determine if it is safe for the resident to self-administer drugs;
- Failure make sure that each resident’s drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs, and that each resident’s medication is managed and monitored; and
- Failure to maintain drug records and properly labeled drugs according to accepted professional standards.
Medicare also identified an incident where the facility failed to ensure that the nursing home area was free from accident hazards and provide supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
The Minnesota Department of Health investigated and substantiated an allegation of physical and emotional abuse on the part of an employee of Redeemer Residence. In May 2012, it was confirmed that a staff member told a resident with dementia and Huntington’s disease to “shut up.” The alleged perpetrator then proceeded to shove a towel in the residence’s mouth. [Report no. H5520046]
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